Monday, May 30, 2011

Alexandria Seeking Massive Redevelopment of S. Beauregard Street Between Seminary Road and King Street

Hi Yupette,

You may have heard about the controversy surrounding the development of the Alexandria waterfront. If you read the Alexandria weekly newspapers you'll also see that the City of Alexandria wants to re-develop what it calls the "West End", specifically South Beauregard Street between Seminary Road and King Street. This stretch of South Beauregard Street includes Southern Towers, a number of older garden apartment complexes, and the old hospital site and strip shopping plazas on King Street. The pitch by the out-of-state REITs is lots of BRAC employees at Mark Center will want to live in new mixed-use mega-development in the South Beauregard Corridor.

I live in Fairlington and any redevelopment of King Street would seriously impact us.

Kristine.

20 Comments:

At 30 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want to know Alexandria's traffic mitigation strategy for this area? Allow the streets to become gridlocked and residents will use "alternative transportation".

 
At 30 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same wonderful folks in Alexandria who gave us BRAC.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What can you expect, Mayor of Alexandria is a developer.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous fv said...

A number of NVCC students live in affordable older apartments nearby. Walk to campus.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can visit the Web site of the Beauregard Corridor Stakeholders Group which has an extensive discussion of what's proposed.

Yes, the REITs are the key players.

The area around the intersection of King Street and Beauregard / Walter Reed Drive is not included in this planning area but other redevelopment plans are being considered.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Barcrofter said...

The "transportation" strategy of jurisdictions inside the Beltway is to build huge parking garages underneath mixed use dumb growth for the auto dealers who the pols love for their campaign contributions and sales tax revenue, then tell citizens to take ART, DASH, CUE buses, ride bicycles, etc. when the streets are jammed with traffic.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What difference does it make if your community is historic or not (Seminary Hill, Fairlington, etc.) if you are surrounded by massive buildings and your streets are choked with traffic?

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexandria "planners" will be living down the lane from their Arlington counterparts in a gated luxury enclave in 10 years. Biggest homes on the golf course will be owned by Bill Euille and Jay Fisette.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who started this in Alexandria, 25 years ago? Mayor Jim Moran.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Alex said...

WHY would anyone want to visit Alexandria? The city is an congested (with people and traffic) increasingly tacky tourist trap. The mixed-use buildings are a complete turn off. Older mixed-use buildings are dirty and starting to look shabby.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Ask Rob said...

Ask Rob...rob at krupicka dot com.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Barbara said...

Euille and his developer buds want to pave over the historic Alexandria waterfront for more mixed-used brick box buildings.

So what do you think they are going to do to the affordable apartments near NVCC?

You know where the all money from this redevelopment goes? For a massive social support network to keep the current and next generation of dysfunctional Alexandrians dysfunctional.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old strategy when the Potomac flooded the lower reaches of Old Town Alexandria -- paint high water mark stripe on the Torpedo Factory. New strategy -- use the flood to advance the interests of REITs and their front runners who want to fortify and redevelop the waterfront.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous P said...

Agree with Alex. Alexandria has become a tacky tourist trap. Anything charming about Old Town has been lost because of overcrowding.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Profits will go to out-of-state REITs and to people who don't live in Alexandria.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Alex said...

Who are behind this? JBG, Home Properties, Hekemian, Duke Realty, WRIT, Owners of Southern Towers.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous OT said...

Old Town is totally tacky. There are way too many people in Old Town nine months a year. Too many festivals. Too much traffic. If you must visit Old Town do so in Winter. Please.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, and 25 years later where is Jim Moran living? Not in Del Ray. Not in Alexandria.

 
At 31 May, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexandria spending a fortune keeping the the current and next generation of dysfunctional Alexandrians dysfunctional? I couldn't agree more. Exhibit #1 is Mayor Euille's alma mater, T.C. Williams HS. New school, same old dysfunctional students.

 
At 01 June, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know who owns the properties (apartments, strip shopping plazas, former hospital site) at the intersection of South Beauregard and King Street?

 

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